Nursing Home Negligence
Do you suspect that someone you love is the victim of nursing home negligence? Unfortunately, such suspicions are often valid — and they’re often dismissed by administrators or blamed on the elderly themselves.
If you need a nursing home negligence attorney, Greene & Schultz is here to answer your questions and help you take the proper action to ensure your loved one is properly cared for. Our experience, compassion and diligent preparation make us the best choice to represent you in a tough, emotional situation.
What Is Nursing Home Negligence?
Nursing home negligence is typically defined as any form of passive or aggressive abuse or mistreatment that occurs in a nursing home or any type of long-term care facility. This neglect can be in the form of physical injuries or even mental anguish. Each individual type of nursing home negligence comes with its own set of red flags, symptoms, and signals that could indicate that a resident of the facility is being abused.
There are several types of nursing home abuse and negligence, including the following:
- Physical — Signs of physical abuse include unexplained injuries such as bruises, sprains, and fractures. Also included are over or underdosing of prescription medications and the unnecessary use of physical restraints.
- Verbal — Verbal abuse involves any acts of aggression toward the patient including insults, threats, harassment, intimidation, or humiliation.
- Sexual — Any nonconsensual sex act involving a resident of a nursing home, including sexual assault, forced nudity or rape is extremely serious. Such abuse can be perpetrated by a member of the nursing home staff, another resident, a visitor, or even a stranger.
- Financial — This occurs when a nursing home fraudulently exploits a resident’s finances, assets, or property without their knowledge. Theft of property from a resident is also a form of financial abuse and elder neglect.
How We Can Help
If you suspect your loved one is a victim of nursing home negligence, the Bloomington, Indiana, law firm of Greene & Schultz can help. Please be aware that there may be a time limit for filing a nursing home negligence case, so time is of the essence when reporting these serious issues.